This show is why 83' 84' are my personal favorite years! We get a big railway blues that just smokes, another epic Let it Grow in set one, (I even like the day job closer).
Set 2, China Rider done right and tight & then a crazy & long playin/China Doll. And last but not least the best Saint Stephen of the 3 played that year! Brokedown Palace indeed.
December 3, 2015 Subject:
In the mouth of the dragon
By the time Throwing Stones was peaking, so was I. Bobby was standing in the mouth of a giant dragon and the thunderous noise blasting from its mouth was a multi colored rainbow of fire.
October 11, 2014 Subject:
Awesome!!! A top-notch, solid 5-star show with every track a massively skillful performance. One of the best post-1980 Stephens you'll ever hear. Even Drums/Space, not usually as much of a focus as they became in the '90s, are surreally masterful here.
July 2, 2014 Subject:
I have been listening to one of the soundboards of this show in my car for about a year now. Unfortunately I somehow never stumbled upon the existence of a Hunter matrix of this show (odd as it's in my top five). Now I'll need to make new cds. No matter, this source breaths new life into an already good source and outstanding show, and this is one happy discovery.
5 for audio quality
5 for show
December 14, 2012 Subject:
Listen to the Thunder Shout
Let it Grow is one of the great post-74 versions, ranking alongside other luminaries like 6/27/84, 5/14/78 etc. It alone is worth five stars.
Add in a syrupy China->Rider and a typically hot (for '83) Playin' and this show becomes a must have. Matrices don't always work, but this one sure does.
September 30, 2011 Subject:
Turn it up
Just got through the first set and went back to listen again...especially Big Railroad Blues and Let It Grow. Sounds like these guys are on fire tonight.
December 9, 2009 Subject:
Another Beautiful Matrix
To my ears, this version sounds the best of the various recordings on the Archive of this great show. Thanks Hunter.